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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1400 providers in this state and specialty

1,166 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Tennessee
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 963 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 1,166 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 1,166 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.77M

2014

$1.71M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

34,741

2014

32,558

2015

29,876

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,347

prescriptions.

308

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,000

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

201

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 832

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
METFORMIN HCL 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
ALPRAZOLAM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
SERTRALINE HCL 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
LORAZEPAM 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 24
CLOPIDOGREL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

20 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
ATENOLOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
DIAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

24 54
CLONAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

25 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 72
RANITIDINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

27 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 50
LOVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
MELOXICAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
PAROXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

32 57
AZITHROMYCIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

A 33 53
MIRTAZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 44
PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

35 40
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

38 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 13
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

42 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

43 204
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

44 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 45 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 22
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 37
VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 88
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

53 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

55 95
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 49
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 77
CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 81
FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 120
METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 39
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

65 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

66 61
TELMISARTAN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 347
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 101
ESTRADIOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

71 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

72 78
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 38
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 130
SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 94
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 111
CEFDINIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 129
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 63
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 73
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 228
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 112
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 262
NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

86 104
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 66
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 222
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 90 100
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

92 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

93 137
BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 206
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 74
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

97 125
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 87
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 154
GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 116
FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

100 107
FLOVENT HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 336
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 100 108
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O 104 124
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 104 83
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 107 156
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

107 60
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 266
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

110 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

111 76
OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 112 55
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 112 79
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

114 139
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 114 157
TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 114 153
PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 117 198
CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 147
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

120 114
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

120 68
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

122 109
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 124 93
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

A 124 98
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 126 131
NITROFURANTOIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

A 127 192
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

127 85
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 129 62
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 25, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.